Edna Charlene Gilby, 69, of Pocola, OK passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in Fort Smith, AR. Edna was born November 1, 1945 in Davison, OK to Charles Franklin & Edna Faye (Cotton) Keenan. She worked for food service at Sparks hospital. Edna was a member of Haven Heights Baptist Church, Ft. Smith. She was married to James Gilby on February 26, 1965. She was preceded in death by her parents; foster parents, Joe & Bonita Roskam and Tommie Roskam; sisters, Sherrie Revella & Joe Dean Hart; brothers, Charles, Kermit, Babe & Herman Keenan.
Survivors include her husband, James A. Gilby of the home; sons, Mark Gilby, James & Lacinda Gilby all of Quitman, AR; 4 grandchildren, Linsey Duggan, Kailee Gilby, Damion Zaste and Dakota Gilby; 1 great grandchild Mika Beau Duggan; sisters, Mildred Lowery of Lampases, TX, Kathy Bartling of Velma, AR; brothers, Earl Keenan of Duncan, OK, Ron Roskam of Dill City, OK, Jerry Roskam of Ardmore, OK; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 10 am, Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Haven Heights Baptist Church, Ft. Smith, AR with Rev. Neal Prock and Ron Roskam officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola, OK. Pallbearers will be James Gilby, Mark Gilby, Damion Zaste, Dakota Gilby, Dave Lovegrove, Dennis Brambl. Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin "Big Bear" Willet, Keith Willet, Devon Romick and Larry Tutt.
The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola on Friday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.
Anyone not wishing to send flowers may make donations to Haven Heights Baptist Church.